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of the government, the current effort in afghanistan and condition of the u.s. economy, all referenced in the president's speech. here is how you can talk to us the first half hour. president obama saying last night it is time to turn the page. your interpretation of that. phone, e-mail, or twitter. again, if you want to give an e- mail, and twitter, go to twitter and then c-spanwj. "the washington post" use is that " for its story tonight. turning to "the new york times." and going to "usa today" -- again, the president quote. conn. mary on hours democrats line. caller: good morning, pedro. i wanted to say how proud i am of president obama fulfilling another of his campaign commitments. i wish to the iraqi people well in governing themselves. and i agree with the president that it is time that we concentrates on our economy and what happened to the people in the middle class. i hope he does stand strong on inundating -- eliminating the tax credit that was given to the very wealthy, by discontinuing that at the end of the year. host: raleigh, north carolina. john, re
>> sean: thank you we'll have more tomorrow night. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled, the news continues. greta is gonna take it away see you tomorrow night. thanks for b >> good wednesday morning, everyone. september 1st, 2010. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time. hurricane earl has been downgraded now thankfully to a category 3 storm. winds are tearing through the atlantic. >> president obama announcing the end of the combat mission in iraq saying it's time to turn the page. >> i spoke to former president george w. bush. it's well known that he and i disagreed from the war from the output. >> after a short salute to president bush, he moves on to the economy. what's the real message here? we'll break it down. >> results are in for alaska's republican primary. finally it was the party favorite vs. the palin-backed tea party candidate. who won? we'll tell you who the official winner was and who gave the concession speech. "fox & friends" meanwhile starts right now. >> all right. it's september 1st, a little earth, wind and
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and on air through the next 72 hours. >> we'll have the latest on air and on line. thanks for watching us tonight. don't forget about good morning maryland at 5 a.m. have a great night. >> stay cool. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. . >>> tonight on "nightline," mission accomplished? the president tells the nation tonight that combat operations in iraq are over. but what's actually going to change? we go overseas to talk to soldiers who are staying, and to find out whether iraqi forces are ready. >>> teens double down. they're too young to bet in casinos, but a growing number of teens are making thousands playi
security. u.s. troops pulled out last summer. iraqi forces had moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. even as they continue to suffer terrorist attacks, security infancies have been near the lowest on record since the war began. iraqi forces had taken the fight to al qaeda. this year sell iraq called incredible elections i drew a strong turnout. a caretaker administration is in place. tonight i encourage the leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency in coming to form a government that is just representative and accountable to the iraqi people. there should be no doubt that the people will have a strong partner in the united states. going forward, and the transitional force of u.s. troops will remain in iraq with a different mission. they will support iraqi troops in targeted counter-terrorism missions and protecting our civilians. a consistent with our agreement with the government come on u.s. troops will leave by the end of next year as our military draws down, are dedicated civilians are moving into the lead to support iraq as a result
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the u.s. moved into what is planned as its final military phase in iraq today after ending its combat role. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: cleaning up and packing-- that's what u.s. soldiers were doing on bases across iraq today. humvees rolled on to flatbed trucks and rows of equipment awaited transport home. last night, president obama marked the formal end of combat operations in iraq with a speech from the oval office. >> our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to iraq's future is not. this new approach reflects our long-term partnership with iraq , one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. >> reporter: today, american military leaders marked the occasion with a change in command of the remaining 50,000 troops in iraq. vice president biden and defense secretary gates were among those presiding at the main u.s. military headquarters on the outskirts of baghdad. >> i pray that all those scarred by this war in iraq come to know the bond of lasting peac
this be it? show us your pictures. bill: let's hope this is not it. see you tomorrow, bye bye. jenna: hi everybody, hope you're off to a good day so fark i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm off to a good day. i'm jon scott, top box, a live look at the white house, president obama meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin nath use hoo, later today, we'll meet with mahmoud abbas, palestinian lead. what.sides are saying about peace in the middle east. jenna: just days after sanctions against knot korea, there's word the rogue nation has made a direct move to evade them. what the north is accused of doing. jon in the bottom box, the power of sarah palin, she backed joe miller in alaska's senate primary race and the virtual unknown candidate took down the incumbent. what does it mean for palin's political future? we're right here in the fox newsroom, breaking news coming in from across the country, our domestic desk, watching local news, our world desk watching events around the globe and our media deck, bringing you event sos we can watch it immediately. jen earl is prompting evacuation orders, folks
, the local police chief here confirmed that the gunman was shot dead at 4:48 eastern and officers used lethal force to take him out. he confirmed that the suspect which we identified as james lee entered the building at approximately 1:00 eastern. he carried with him a vest, and also a gun. in addition, we learned a few minutes ago he had two boxes. and two back packs. police here are still work ing under the theory that the boxes and back packs still in the building behind me may contain explosives. we learned that negotiation process or a communication began with the gunman. it went on for a couple of hours and then around 4:00, things were not going well and the tension was ratcheting up. at this point, tactical officers had moved in to the ground forearea of the discover -- ground floor area of the discovery building and they were able to see the gunman james lee with a camera that was now in place. just before 4:48, the suspect pulled out the handgun and pointed it at the hostage. one of the hostages. it was at that point that the police here felt that the hostages were in imminent dange
that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. >> iraq's weapons of mass destruction are controlled by a murderous tyrant, who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people. >> we know he's been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. >> saddam hussein has and is amassing weapons of mass destruction to use against america. that, of course, turned out to be bullpucky as well. leading bush administration war proponent paul wolfowitz conceded later that it was mostly for political convenience that the bush administration decided to go with the whole w.m.d. argument in the early stages of the war. speaking from the white house briefing room on april 10th, 2003, press secretary ari fleischer said this. make to mistake, as i said earlier, we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. that is what this war was about and is about. no, it isn't. and no, it wasn't. ever. once the war was well under way, even the administration was forced to concede, reluctantly, that there weren't weapons of mass destruc
stated, there is no doubt that iran has weapons of mass destruction and that he is planning on using them against our friends, are allies, and against us. >> they are controlled by a murderous tyrant who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people. >> suddam hussein has and used mass destruction weapons against america. that, of course, has turned out to be bull puck key as well. press secretary said this. make no mistake, as i said earlier, we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. that is what this war was about and is about. no it isn't and no it wasn't ever. even the bush administration was forced to concede reluctantly that there were not weapons of mass destruction where upon the president decided to make it into a joke. >> no weapons over there. maybe under here. >> that was just as hilarious at the time as it still is today, with more than 4,400 american lives to bolster the belly laughs. ultimately, none of the things our government, at the time, told us were the reasons we had to start a war in iraq were true. opponents of the war said
riders can also use the service by calling the number and simply saying next bus. >>> if you live in virginia, you'll have to wait at least another day before getting your driver's license renewed in person. none of the commonwealth 74 dmvs can handle transactions involving photos because of a computer glitch. the problem first arose last week and it's not clear when it will be resolved. in your license expired or will expire between august 26th and september 30th, you will not be ticketed if you get pull over by a police officer. >>> the race for d.c.'s next mayor is heating up. fenty is preparing to debate gray. it's 9 first debate since the latest poll shows the mayor trailing gray by sizable margin. tracee wilkins has details. >> reporter: according to the "washington post" poll released on sunday, the mayor is trailing by double digits. the did democratic primary is just two weeks away, making today's debate that much more critical. some voters h already know who they want. >> i'm going to be voting for fenty temperature. >> i'd like a change and gray is the one that i would
. new rules on child sex abuse, and the u.s. formally ends operations in iraq. chancellor angela merkel fears east german braverynd th country's unification set an example for the world, marking the moment that the treaty was signed two decades ago, she praised the role of civil rights activists and those who escaped the regime. the german leader grew up in the east and says it is now germany's responsibility to fight globally for freedom. >> the original unification treaty was presented to today's chancellor to commemorate its signing in the same room 20 years ago. angela merkel, who grow up in east germany, was joined ere byany politicns iolved in the deal. the interior met -- for the then interim minister, signing the treaty was the high point of his career. >> we left the room together for a moment, and then we simply cried because we were moved, exhausted, and overjoyed. >> it took just 23 minutes to end four decades of communist east german rule. unification had previously been approved by east germany's parliament. chancellor merkel was present at the proedings 20 years ago. she
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
the east coast. dave price is live on the scene and will tell us where it's headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it's time to move on and put the focus back on our home soil. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> we'll hear from both sides of the aisles in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> and the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, september 1, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. morning to the folks outside. good crowd out there already on the corner of a59th and 5th. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot of energy at the top of the hour
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
secretary robert gates is meeting with u.s. and iraqi forces. this is taking place at camp ramadi. this is video from just a short time ago. secretary gates telling american soldiers they'll still work with iraqis on kourcounterterrorism do a lot of training and advising. >>> last night president obama paying tribute to the americans who served in the war. nearly 1 1/2 million troops. he didn't give any credit to former president bush's surge strategy. >> because of our troops, and civilians, and because of the resilience of the iraqi people, iraq has the opportunity to embrace a new destiny. even though many challenges remain. so tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> our team of reporters covering this story like only cnn can from all sides of the globe this morning. suzanne malveaux is at the white house. getting reaction from the administration. chris lawrence is with our american forces in camp victory in iraq. chris, s
's going to be -- any time there is a use of deadly force by police officers it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> was he threatening the hostages? >> based on the information that we had, we believed that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? were you concerned about him? >> we had been talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during our negotiations. >> what was his complaint direct aetd t directed at the discovery communications building? >> i don't have all that information. i know he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that he was arrested here a couple years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks. >> is he still in one piece? >> i don't know. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. >> was he dead? >> i don't have any information on the condition of the su
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, there is greater uncertainty in afghanistan right now. u.s. officials are deeply worried about the afghan president, hamid karzai. that's it for our special coverage this hour. we'll have a lot more cnn's coverage of the president's historic speech continues right now. >> larry: tonight the u.s. combat mission in iraq is officially over. >> this milestone should serve as a reminder to all americans that the future is ours to share. >> larry: 7 1/2 years of battle, 4,400 american troops among thousands of dead. >> like all americans, i am awed by their sacrifice and by the sacrifices of their families. >> larry: was it worth it? now a change of mission. what happens next? what does it mean for the united states and the world next on "larry king live." in a couple moments we'll check in with david axelrod, senior adviser to the president. he's at the white house. first let's get reaction to the address from those in iraq. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is at camp victory and cnn's arwa damon who is in baghdad. chris, 50,000 troops are still there. what is their role? >> reporter: larry, th
get a ticket, never talk or text while driving, respect the privilege of using your car, and never n signed by you, jonathan. i think that's so great. you did this because of the loss of derek? >> yeah, yeah. one--one thing we were paranoid about was jonathan driving. and jonathan even had a hard time driving after that. so i just felt that on his honor, if he signed the contract, he would obey those laws. >> that's amazing. oprah: yeah. so you were the first no phone zone. >> yes. yes. oprah: yeah. you were a no phone zone before we did. >> you know, i have--yeah. i have to tell you, i--you know, you always have that moment when you're on television about whether or not you're going to share something that's so personal. and there's always that moment where you can make that decision to do it oprah: or not to. >> or toh: you say, "do i cr oprah: you say, "do i crack myself open for the world?" >> right, exactly. do i crack myself open for the world? and if i do, why? what can come of it? and so, i'm so sorry for your loss, and i know that grief is not a straight path. i know it's li
right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here.
trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift to the west. >> when you talk about a sudden shift, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to land? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here, this shows you the win shear as it goes across cape hatteras. in that area it's hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. of course you'll have tropical storm force winds al
. president obama addresses the nation as the u.s. combat mission ends in iraq. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get the analysis of mark shields and david brooks. >> lehrer: and margaret warner in baghdad examines the challenges iraqis still face in their daily lives. >> woodruff: then, from mexico city, we learn the latest on the arrest of an alleged drug lord from jason beaubien of npr. >> lerher: we have another in john merrow's reports on the washington, d.c., schools. tonight he looks at a new test for teachers. >> how can you possibly have a system where the vast majority of adults are running around thinking i'm doing an excellent job when what we're producing for kids is 8% success. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown updates the story of new orleans musician and scholar michael white, five years after katrina. >> i went through a serious period of depression, of anger, of many different kinds of emotions. and then i came to realize the most valuable thing that i have i never lost. it's inside. it's that music tradition. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on to
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
the start of the war, and he was with the u.s. troops in baghdad today. >> reporter: the combat mission may technically be over, but for anyone who thinks the danger is over, consider that there have been 560 ied explosions in iraq in just the past month. >> be aware of two ieds near a house on the main road. >> reporter: do you feel like the war is over? >> we're combat troops. we're still here. we've still got a job to do. the names change but the mission's pretty much the same. >> reporter: you don't feel like combat is done? >> not at all, sir. >> reporter: it is still dangerous here. but it is also, in many ways, a whole new war. u.s. forces now need iraqi permission to arrest or kill a suspected terrorist. and it is the iraqis, not the americans, who are increasingly on the front lines. while americans hang back, even needing an iraqi escort to drive through any major city. what are the rules? if you get shot at, do you have to wait for a senior iraqi officer to say it's okay for you to shot back? >> no, an american soldier always has the right to self-defense. >> reporter: today in i
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september 1s, i am pam cook. >> good morning. i am dave clark. we want for get straight to breaking news that is happening right now, this morning. the breaking news is that -- [ inaudible ] >> -- spree. at this point five people are confirmed dead, including the suspect. bodies have been found in hercules, richmond and vallejo, bomb squad units are at two locations. claudine wong starts our coverage in vallejo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we have moved over. we are in the yard next to a storage facility. you can see behind me the bomb squad here working a storage locker. we are told by our police sources that this is all related to this case. the bomb squad actually has two locations in vallejo they are trying to get to. they are trying to process this one and one on upland court. that one is secondary. we were just over on upland court and that is where police say the bodies of two women were found overnight. the husband of one of those women has been taken into custody. and those d
. >> they are trying to figure us out. they should keep news two separate places, i do believe. good to see you guys this morning. you will have a good one. we are going to pick up on what they were talking about there. this hurricane, massive hurricane. hurricane earl. it is making its way. there it is. it is big, powerful and going to be a menace. we don't know how big of a menace just yet. the east coast, literally from the carolinas to maine. you just heard from kiran, some evacuations are getting under way. more could be coming. we are your hurricane headquarters. we will be live for you along the coast. have the very latest for you with our jacqui jeras who is here as well. it is never too early to start saving for college. it is getting more and more esses expense ive. look at these little guys. they are putting money into the bank for their college tuition they are going to use in about 13 years or so. we will explain that. >>> again, we are your hurricane headquarters. the talk about this hurricane, hurricane earl right mao. it is a category 3. it went from category 4 to category 3. do not
? >> luckily, we have cut the barnicle with some chris jansing and mr. dan senor is with us and margaret carlson, bloomberg news political columnist and washington editor of the week, good to have you with us. >> good to be with you. >> dan, you were in iraq within weeks of the invasion. >> vi day as you said to me earlier. i was underwhelmed by the speech. i thought it was lacking any context about where we go from here. i think the elephant in the room for many iraqis, and for many men and women in our military is will we go back? will we ever have to go back? how do we prevent ever going back? saying we're leaving and the end of it doesn't seem like sufficient. i think there are two scenarios for iraq. one is that it basically shrinks and becomes a glorified province of iran and gets swallowed up by iran or, two, we abandon the iraqis so much and they feel so alone that the only way they can defend themselves is they built an army of saddam proportions something of one former general said to me, a military that not only can play home games but can play away games, too. that is destabi
-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> reporter: 18 hours? >> yes, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. >> reporter: the storm is fearsome and still forecast to but state officials worry it >> there have been times when people have sworn to us it's not going to touch us and within three hours it's right on top of us. bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the orders are called for. >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to
of the sacrifices of u.s. troops and their families, and he looked ahead at home and abroad. he was somber, almost still behind the desk in the oval office, where he noted it all began. >> from this desk, 7 1/2 years ago, president bush announced the beginning of military operations in iraq. >> reporter: that night was filled with the shock and awe of american military might. but history has its own deep secrets. and what unfolded was beyond anyone's imagining. and so, all these years later, president obama declared this historic milestone. >> tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> reporter: he tried to sum up what the war in iraq has meant, and what has been accomplished by the more than 1.5 million americans who have served there. >> they defeated a regime that terrorized its people. together with iraqis, and coalition partners who made huge sacrifices of their own, our troops fought block by block to help iraq seize the chance for a bette
. >> i'm not willing to say this is going to take us ten years. the school has been so underperforming for so long that the kids don't have time. >> our focus on fixing our schools continues. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> let's gets started with the latest on hurricane earl. the powerful storm is on an ever so steady track toward the u.s. east coast. by tomorrow night or early friday, it is expected to be off north carolina's outer banks. mandatory evacuations already in place along parts of the north carolina coast, and with labor day just ahead, hurricane earl could disrupt plans for millions of people. cnn is your hurricane headquarters. let's check in with jacqui je s jeras. >> we have big changes. we are still at 125-mile-per-hour winds. category 3 storm. about 750 miles or so away from the coastline. the storm's intensity has been holding steady and we do expect a major hurricane to be very near the outer banks of enernor carolina. hurricane warnings have been issued for east coast of the u.s. from north carolina n
, the long road home. as president obama said last night, the u.s. combat mission in iraq has come to an end. >> when our brave fighting men and women arrive back home there will be many smiling faces waiting for them. >> reporter: surprised faces overflowing with tears and love. for everyone, long journey ended. stru hugs so tight they seem to squeeze the months of worry away. there's the 10-year-old who made brave video diaries. >> master sergeant joe meyers is in iraq right now. >> not knowing, later at school -- >> there's my daughter. >> hey, baby. come here. >> daddy! >> reporter: in another classroom, a navy s.e.a.l., senior chief terry doss, appearing in daughter terian's third grade. waiti ining one year for daddy come home. >> reporter: and in san antonio, texas, another surprise. little taylor rias can't believe her eyes. >> i was thinking it was something different but it was my daddy. >> reporter: eight months without him, an eternity for a 5-year-old. >> it's a real joy to see her run to me like that. i'm not going to cry. >> reporter: when you're finally together, feeling too
. >> a historic moment in baghdad as u.s. officials formally hand over control of military operations back to the iraq government. >> good morning. it's wednesday, september 1. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. >>> an east bay murder suspect is dead this morning. he is now being connected with killings in two counties. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. anne makovec is at a home in vallejo where officers made a gruesome discovery. >> reporter: good morning. police have been here all night. they found the bodies of two women in this home here behind me on upland court overnight. the bodies were chopped up, according to police. police have not positively confirmed yet if they are indeed two missing women in their 60s that have been missing since last week. one of those women did live here. they were both acquaintances of a man suspected of at least two other murders and here is that man. his name is efren valdemoro, 38 years old. now, he was shot and killed by officers last night. officers say that valdemoro fled the chp on a high-speed c
and answered. we went to that war, and it never was. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? the president's speech tonight. combat operations are still he over in iraq. >> "operation iraqi freedom is over. and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> meanwhile, the right mysteriously equates leaving iraq with winning in iraq. for once, writes congressman mike pence, let's hope the president gives credit to a predecessor who refused to accept defeat. you mean in 2000? democratic enthusiasm pole-axed. the generic congressional vote poll swings wildly again. now it's gop plus 10. claws unbeared in alaska. the murkowski-miller recount and the miller retract after he said this about murkowski. >> we now there have been some attempts to do some things outside of the sxwookz we're filing complaints where that happens, but we're keeping a close eye on the process. >>> a fundamentalist religion which condemns other faiths, demon
is an example of what we are up against. >> benjamin netanyahu thanked the u.s. president for his efforts and described the talks says "open and productive." >> id president's statement is an expression of our -- i think the president's statement is an expression of our determination to fight and you have talks that are open, productive, and serious in the quest for peace, also centered around the need for security arrangements that are able to roll back this kind of terror and threats to security. and that is a fundamental element, an important foundation of the peace we seek, and i appreciate, mr. president, your efforts to advance this beast -- peace for us and our neighbors and, i think we can say, the world. >> mr. obama also welcomed the leaders of the palestinian and the israelis. king abdullah and other leaders will join the talks. but is there it now and new commitment to achieve peace? our correspondent reports from the west bank on what are the unresolved tensions. >> on a hill overlooking the city of jerusalem, hundreds of jewish settlers came to bury the dead. the symmetry is
. to make sure iraq is an effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sunni and shi'a. his secretary of defense dumped a len
-lava cartel. one of them died in a hail of gunfire last december as mexican authorities closed in on him. u.s. authorities had put a $2 million bounty on valdez. there was no word on whether he would be extradited. for more on the arrest, we're joined by national public radio's jason beaubien in mexico city. jason, thank you for talking with us. first of all, they caught him alive. how significant is that? >> it is very significant because obviously he can be important in terms of other investigations, in terms of digging in to the workings of these cartels. yes, it's very important that they caught him alive. and the hope is that they will be able to get more information about the functioning of other cells, other parts of the organization that had splintered after the one man was gunned down by the mexican marines in december of 2009. >> woodruff: how big a victory is this for the mexican government? >> this is really huge in terms of the timing. for president calderon, he really needed a good-news story at the moment. last week you had the worst massacre in the entire drug car with 72 migr
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